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At Thornhill Primary School, we want our children to love science. We teach science to be mainly of a practical nature, aiming to draw upon children’s own everyday experiences to get them motivated, curious and excited about their learning. ​This begins in the Early Years through developing inquisitive independent happy learners using a holistic approach to learning.

Our children will acquire and develop knowledge that has been established to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and to foster a sense of wonder about natural phenomena. alongside the application of the working scientifically skills of comparative and fair testing; pattern seeking; grouping and classifying; modelling and researching. ​
We want our children to have a broad vocabulary. Scientific language is to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages.